Friday, 18 August 2017

170818


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170817 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2017/08/170817.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Leaving EU without deal would not be a disaster - thinktank - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/18/leaving-eu-without-deal-would-not-be-a-disaster-says-thinktank assumes we get good deals with rest of world; we won’t

Leading elephant conservationist shot dead in Tanzania - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/17/leading-elephant-conservationist-ivory-shot-dead-in-tanzania another hero lost; tragic

South Africa plans to grant immunity to Grace Mugabe, sources say - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/18/south-africa-plans-to-grant-immunity-to-grace-mugabe-sources-say must be nice to be above the law…


#Kuwait's inferno: how will the world’s hottest city survive climate change? - https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/aug/18/kuwait-city-hottest-place-earth-climate-change-gulf-oil-temperatures moving underground, I imagine…

Trump’s evangelical panel remains intact as others disband - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/18/donald-trump-evangelicals-charlottesville that really says it all…


#Copyright Implications With Confederacy Monuments - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170818/09155838022/because-course-there-are-copyright-implications-with-confederacy-monuments.shtml “no issue of public interest copyright law cannot make worse”


Thursday, 17 August 2017

170817


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170816 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170816.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


"would appear to contradict a key aspect of leave campaigners’ pledge to “take back control” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/16/uk-to-seek-irish-border-waivers-on-customs-and-food-safety-after-brexit #brexit #fiasco

"exempt Northern Ireland’s food producers from sanitary and phytosanitary check" IOW a backdoor for #chlorinechicken & #hormonebeef in EU

The increasingly diverse market for wearable devices will reach over $150bn annually by 2027 - http://www.idtechex.com/research/reports/wearable-technology-2017-2027-markets-players-forecasts-000536.asp codswallop, I’d say

MPAA Narrative About #Piracy Flips To Danger From Pirate Sites Now That It Has Lost The Moral Argument - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170815/14462038008/mpaa-narrative-about-piracy-flips-to-danger-pirate-sites-now-that-it-has-lost-moral-argument.shtml big shift

EU citizens will not need visas to visit UK after #Brexit, say sources - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/17/eu-citizens-no-visas-visit-uk-after-brexit gosh, so generous…


UK’s Animals No Longer Recognised As Sentient Beings - https://action.ciwf.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=119&ea.campaign.id=74771 #brexit lowering #AnimalWelfare stds, as we predicted


Wednesday, 16 August 2017

170816


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170815 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170815.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Adani mining giant faces financial fraud claims as it bids for Australian coal loan - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/16/adani-mining-giant-faces-financial-claims-as-it-bids-for-australian-coal-loan #AU would be mad to go ahead



‘Potential for chaos’: Welsh port fears post-#Brexit customs delays - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/aug/16/welsh-port-fears-chaos-of-uk-leaving-customs-union-holyhead-ireland-brexit well, course…

The guilty secret: Chinese crime writer arrested for four cold-case murders - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/16/guilty-secret-chinese-writer-arrested-cold-case-murders somebody should write a book about it

Urgent: EU Database Directive: Please Respond to the Consultation Now - http://copybuzz.com/editorial/eu-database-directive-please-answer-consultation-now/ help roll back the #copyright ratchet


UK "can limit the impact of undocumented immigration through tighter checks on work permits in UK" i .e. we don't need #brexit to do this


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

170815


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170814 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170814.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

May seeks interim EU deal to avoid #Brexit trade chaos - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/14/theresa-may-interim-eu-deal-brexit still a total shambles


Danish University And Industry Work Together On Open Science Platform Whose Results Will All Be Patent-Free - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170811/06444337981/danish-university-industry-work-together-open-science-platform-whose-results-will-all-be-patent-free.shtml #dk

Bring the Eurasian Lynx Back to the UK - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/takeaction/981/167/697/ great idea; let’s do it…

#Bolivia approves controversial highway in Amazon biodiversity hotspot - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/15/bolivia-approves-highway-in-amazon-biodiversity-hotspot-as-big-as-jamaica so Evo Morales turns out as bad as the rest

DOJ demands 1.3 million visitor IP addresses from protest website: Were you using a VPN? - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/08/doj-demands-1-3-million-visitor-ip-addresses-protest-website-using-vpn/ a key question these days

“Czech minister saying Prague would not tolerate UK being able to sign trade deals in a transition period” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/15/european-minister-pours-cold-water-on-uk-interim-trade-proposal-brexit #brexit


Monday, 14 August 2017

170814


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170813 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170813.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


#Privacy issues with #Palantir’s move into law enforcement, and how to tackle them - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/08/privacy-issues-palantirs-move-law-enforcement-tackle/ more sunlight needed #opendata

Belgian chicken meat exported to Africa is tested for banned insecticide - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/14/chicken-meat-exported-africa-belgium-tested-insecticide-fipronil #factoryfarming makes this possible

Diamond tycoon Beny Steinmetz arrested in fraud inquiry - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/14/israeli-diamond-tycoon-beny-steinmetz-arrested-fraud-investigation “allegations of forgery and money laundering”

Coal expansion plans up in smoke as Europe realises mistake - http://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/coal-expansion-plans-up-in-smoke-as-europe-realises-mistake/ #coal is dead everywhere


Sunday, 13 August 2017

170813


Grouse moors ‘to blame for Scotland’s disappearing raptors’ - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/11/grouse-moors-to-blame-for-scotland-disappearing-raptors-birds-prey-glorious-twelfth time to shut down this barbaric “sport”

David Miliband: we need a second vote on #Brexit deal - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/12/david-miliband-calls-second-vote-on-brexit-deal-europe-britain this is good news: more people must raise their voices

Tanzania’s ghost safari: how western aid contributed to the decline of a wildlife haven - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/13/tanzanias-ghost-safari-how-western-aid-contributed-to-the-decline-of-a-wildlife-haven what a fiasco

Uber failing to report sex attacks by drivers, says Met police - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/aug/13/uber-failing-to-report-sex-attacks-by-drivers-says-met-police @Uber continues to be a disgrace in this area


Friday, 11 August 2017

170811


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170810 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170810.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Ex-MI5 chief warns against crackdown on encrypted messaging apps - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/aug/11/ex-mi5-chief-warns-against-crackdown-encrypted-messaging-apps bravo him… #crypto



Thursday, 10 August 2017

170810


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170809 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170809.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Alone in the desert - http://supchina.com/photos/alone-in-the-desert/ “Taklaman desert covers an area of 130,000 square miles, slightly smaller than Germany”

UK named as world’s largest legal ivory exporter - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/10/uk-named-as-worlds-largest-legal-ivory-exporter this is just shameful; ban all ivory sales now

End bear farming in #Vietnam - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/takeaction/163/290/035/ bear bile extraction is unbelievably cruel; it must be abolished everywhere

Alaskan towns at risk from rising seas sound alarm as Trump pulls federal help - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/10/alaska-coastal-towns-sea-level-rise-climate-change just the start, alas #climatechange

Internet Archive Blocked in 2,650 Site Anti-Piracy Sweep - https://torrentfreak.com/internet-archive-blocked-in-2650-site-anti-piracy-sweep-170810/ this is where #copyright always leads…


‘Tens of thousands’ of modern slavery victims in UK, NCA says -
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/10/modern-slavery-uk-nca-human-trafficking-prostitution unacceptable; more must be done by UK gov.

#Australia faces potentially disastrous consequences of climate change, inquiry told - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/11/australia-potentially-disastrous-consequences-of-climate-change-inquiry-told when will #AU gov wake up?


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

170809


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170808 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170808.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Appeals Court Agrees: Awful Patent Used To Shake Down Podcasters Is Invalid - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170808/00402737953/appeals-court-agrees-awful-patent-used-to-shake-down-podcasters-is-invalid.shtml good news for a change

‘I can have you killed’: Afghan woman fears husband after US denies asylum - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/09/afghanistan-woman-husband-us-asylum-claim appalling from every viewpoint

UK needs new party 2 stop ‘catastrophic’ #Brexit - former Davis aide - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/09/brexit-political-party-james-chapman-david-davis “demolition of lots of Brexit voters’ houses”

Four UK news sources among top 10 most trusted in US – survey - https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/aug/09/four-uk-news-sources-among-top-10-most-trusted-in-us-survey well done them

The Mozilla Information Trust Initiative: Building a movement to fight misinformation online - https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2017/08/08/mozilla-information-trust-initiative-building-movement-fight-misinformation-online/ interesting move

.@Techdirt: Now With More Free Speech Reporting - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170808/15450037961/techdirt-now-with-more-free-speech-reporting.shtml the indomitable @mmasnick

Australian Public Servants Warned Against Liking Social Media Posts That Are Critical Of Government Policies - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170808/01445037954/australian-public-servants-warned-against-liking-social-media-posts-that-are-critical-government-policies.shtml #au


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

170808


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170807 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170807.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Computer says no: Irish vet fails oral English test needed to stay in Australia - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/aug/08/computer-says-no-irish-vet-fails-oral-english-test-needed-to-stay-in-australia a foretaste of what is to come #AI

Canadian Telcos Lose Their Goddamn Minds Over TVAddons - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170805/01182537930/canadian-telcos-lose-their-goddamn-minds-over-tvaddons.shtml highly recommended for light it sheds on copyright industry

EU: Stop The Torture Farmer - https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/stop_pig_farm_torture_loc/ 20,000 pigs burnt alive; this farmer must be banned from ever raising animals again


Monday, 7 August 2017

170807


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170806 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170806.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Pro-EU activists to stage ‘stop Brexit’ march during Tory conference - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/07/pro-eu-activists-stop-brexit-march-tory-conservative-conference as someone said, the real fight starts now


USDA has begun censoring use of the term ‘#climatechange’, emails reveal - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/07/usda-climate-change-language-censorship-emails has US really come to this…?


Sunday, 6 August 2017

170806


They say after Brexit there’ll be food rotting in the fields. It’s already started - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/05/brexit-uk-food-industry-eu-fruit-veg-pickers #WellDoneBrexiters

Vince Cable hits out at hardline #Brexit ‘martyrs’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/06/vince-cable-hits-out-at-hardline-brexit-martyrs particularly, stupid old gits with pensions and no job to lose



Friday, 4 August 2017

170804


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170803 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170803.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Move over Sean Hannity, meet Lara Trump – the president keeps the propaganda in the family - https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/lostinshowbiz/2017/aug/03/move-over-sean-hannity-meet-lara-trump-the-president-keeps-the-propaganda-in-the-family splendid stuff


Lonely Planet: Stop Promoting Elephant Rides - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/takeaction/317/184/871/ come on, @lonelyplanet, you can do better here…

Extreme heat warnings issued in Europe as temperatures pass 40C - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/04/extreme-heat-warnings-issued-europe-temperatures-pass-40c #climatechange is happening, and faster than ever

US surgeon may be forced to quit UK because of visa nightmare - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/aug/04/us-surgeon-may-be-forced-to-quit-uk-because-of-visa-nightmare utter disgrace; @ukhomeoffice strikes again

Science Beam - using computer vision to extract PDF data - https://elifesciences.org/labs/5b56aff6/science-beam-using-computer-vision-to-extract-pdf-data #opensource, sounds good - is it, @petermurrayrust?


Thursday, 3 August 2017

170803


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170802 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170802.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/02/climate-change-to-cause-humid-heatwaves-that-will-kill-even-healthy-people #climatechange will kill millions

British farmers are returning to intensive measures that deplete wildlife and damage the environment - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/03/ministers-must-support-farmers-save-wildlife-damaging-uncertainty a #brexit win

#Arsenal owner launches ‘sickening’ bloodsports TV channel in UK that screens lion & elephant hunts - http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/arsenal-owner-stan-kroenke-hunting-tv-channel-my-outdoor-motv-endangered-animals-trophy-a7868361.html utterly sick

Trophy hunting is vile. Stan Kroenke’s TV channel must be banned - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/02/trophy-hunting-stan-kroenke-tv-channel-arsenal these hunters should be in psychiatric hospitals

If you use a browser extension, your full Internet history may be for sale – and easily de-anonymized - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/08/use-browser-extension-full-internet-history-may-sale-easily-de-anonymized/ not good

EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum - https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/eu-blockchain-observatory-and-forum dosh for blockchains…


Wednesday, 2 August 2017

170802


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170801 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170801.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Former Netanyahu chief of staff ‘in negotiations to become state witness’ - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/02/former-benjamin-netanyahu-chief-staff-negotiations-state-witness-israel well, that would be fun

Home Secretary Doesn’t Want Backdoors; She Just Wants Companies 2 Stop Offering Encryption Because No One Wants It - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170801/17204237905/uk-home-secretary-doesnt-want-backdoors-she-just-wants-companies-to-stop-offering-encryption-because-no-one-wants-it.shtml

Canada incentivizes mass surveillance with mobile app called Carrot Rewards - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/08/canada-incentivizes-mass-surveillance-mobile-app-called-carrot-rewards/ awful; but only the stupid would do so

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

170801


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170731 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170731.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


#Brazil prepares to vote on removing second president in a year - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/01/brazil-michel-temer-corruption-vote politics in #2017 is rather exhausting…

Help End Genocide in West Papua - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/518/769/616/ “destroying the world’s second‐largest rainforest & 50,000 years of civilisation”

Passengers facing four-hour security queues at some European airports - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/01/passengers-facing-four-hour-security-queues-at-some-european-airports now imagine how it will be post-#brexit

Meat industry blamed for largest-ever ‘dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/01/meat-industry-dead-zone-gulf-of-mexico-environment-pollution more negative externalities from US meat

bids for London’s EU agencies are unveiled - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/01/slick-risible-bids-london-eu-agencies-european-council shows how valuable they are, & we’re just throwing them away… #brexit


Streisand Effect Helps @Sci_Hub To Acquire Almost All Scholarly Literature, Dooms Traditional Academic Publishing - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170731/03230937887/streisand-effect-helps-sci-hub-to-acquire-almost-all-scholarly-literature-dooms-traditional-academic-publishing.shtml

Hague backs transitional plan to avoid great Brexit ‘muddle’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/01/william-hague-backs-transitional-avoid-brexit-muddle-eea “gaining traction”; #brexit nutters can get lost

Tennessee sheriff’s deputies torture teenager with stun gun - http://boingboing.net/2017/08/01/ill-keep-doing-that-until.html unbelievable #torture; men deserve decades of prison


Monday, 31 July 2017

170731


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170730 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170730.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU court bans logging in Poland’s primeval forest - http://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/eu-court-bans-logging-in-polands-primeval-forest/ #poland's environmental vandalism

Brompton Electric bicycle - https://www.brompton.com/Brompton-Electric nice idea, looks at bit pricey, though…

“What advancements are we making impossible today, at the society level, by creating a mass #surveillance society” - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/07/without-privacy-a-society-cannot-advance/

Snapp: how Tehran’s answer to Uber is changing how people travel, and live - https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jul/31/snapp-how-tehran-answer-to-uber-is-changing-how-people-travel-and-live fascinating stuff… #iran

Transatlantic #dataflows under renewed threat following top EU court’s ruling - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/07/transatlantic-data-flows-renewed-threat-following-top-eu-courts-ruling/ #PNR hits privacy troubles… #CA

#Poland vows to continue logging in Białowieża forest despite court ban - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/31/poland-continue-logging-biaowieza-forest-despite-eu-court-ban shame on Polish government

Democracy is dying – and it’s startling how few people are worried - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/31/democracy-dying-people-worried-putin-erdogan-trump-world true and true

Australian Prosecutors Want To Make It Illegal To Refuse To Turn Over Passwords To Law Enforcement - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170726/18443537869/australian-prosecutors-want-to-make-it-illegal-to-refuse-to-turn-over-passwords-to-law-enforcement.shtml just as in UK



Sunday, 30 July 2017

170730


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170729 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170729.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Border chaos will hit hard after #Brexit, says report - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/29/uk-border-customs-chaos-hit-hard-brexit “require vast lorry parks in south-east”, cost “£1bn a year”

EU migrants make up over 20% of labour force in 18 British industries - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/29/eu-workers-fifth-labour-force-18-sectors-britain-economy this is fine #brexit

Big tobacco ‘manipulating cigarette prices’ to thwart taxes on smoking - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jul/29/big-tobacco-manipulating-cigarette-prices-to-thwart-anti-smoking-tax people in these companies should be ashamed

France isn’t heading for a belle époque, but its future looks better than Britain’s - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jul/30/france-economy-macron-better-than-britains #brexit

Amtrak’s $630m Trump budget cut could derail service in 220 US cities - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jul/30/amtrak-budget-cuts-texas-trump-support-betrayal trump betrays more trump voters…

Is tourism overwhelming Britain’s cities? - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/29/cambridge-tourist-boom-ruins-city twee tourism will be about only thing left in UK after #brexit


Saturday, 29 July 2017

170729


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170728 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170728.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Acid-attack journalist says police failure to prosecute crime boss who ordered hit a ‘dangerous precedent’ - http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/acid-attack-journalists-says-police-failure-to-prosecute-crime-boss-who-ordered-hit-a-dangerous-precedent/

Ireland ‘will not design a border for the Brexiteers’, says taoiseach - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/28/taoiseach-leo-varadkar-ireland-not-design-border-brexiteers well, that’s #awkward, isn’t it #brexiters?

While May’s away: Hammond leads cabinet reshuffle on Brexit policy - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/29/theresa-may-philip-hammond-cabinet-brexit-amber-rudd hmm, all a bit fishy…

Reince Priebus forced out as Trump names John Kelly new chief of staff - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/28/trump-fires-white-house-chief-of-staff-reince-priebus the soap opera continues…

Graduate anger mounts over ‘nightmare’ Student Loans Company - https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/jul/29/graduates-anger-nightmare-student-loans-company-complaints I predict this will turn into a fiasco over time

Republican senators kill Obamacare repeal bill - https://www.channel4.com/news/republican-senators-kill-obamacare-repeal-bill @Channel4News having some fun…

Pro-Israel advocates in Australia targeted three journalists, new book claims - https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jul/29/pro-israel-advocates-in-australia-targeted-three-journalists-new-book-claims this bullying is unacceptable

Protestants told not to use ‘RIP’ as it is Catholic superstition - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/29/orange-order-protestants-told-not-to-use-rip-as-it-is-catholic-superstition protestant primitive superstitions are fine, tho’


170728


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170727 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170727.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

For China’s Global Ambitions, ‘#Iran Is at the Center of Everything’ - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/25/world/middleeast/iran-china-business-ties.html hugely significant, especially for US policy

We know how to reduce deforestation – so where’s the money? - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2017/jul/28/we-know-how-to-cut-deforestation-we-just-havent-got-the-money-to-do-it we must do this; please take my money…

Pakistani court removes PM Nawaz Sharif from office in Panama Papers case - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/28/pakistani-court-disqualifies-pm-nawaz-sharif-from-office wow #pk

Philip Hammond confirms UK will seek #Brexit transitional deal - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/28/philip-hammond-confirms-uk-will-seek-brexit-transitional-deal “brexit doesn’t mean brexit”…

‘A bit of me is dying. But I can’t stay’: the EU nationals exiting Britain - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/28/brexit-the-eu-nationals-exiting-britain-a-bit-of-me-is-dying-but-i-cant-stay #brexiters: hang your heads in shame

England Lost: Mick Jagger releases #Brexit-inspired solo songs - https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jul/28/england-lost-mick-jagger-releases-brexit-songs-gotta-get-a-grip "So am I politically optimistic? … No,”


We need to talk about the UK’s aid budget - http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2017/07/27/we-need-to-talk-about-the-uk-s-aid-budget needs to support needy, not the UK gov’s rich mates making more dosh…

“The [#brexit] referendum was democratic, but has resulted in a situation in which everyone loses.” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/28/britain-should-fight-for-second-brexit-referendum-malta-pm well put


Thursday, 27 July 2017

170727


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170726 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.ro/2017/07/170726.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Aberdeen to be worst hit by #Brexit but all British cities will suffer – report - https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jul/27/aberdeen-brexit-worst-british-centre-for-citieis no upside at all - just misery

“Every economic model, however sceptical, has #Brexit costing the British economy dear.” - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/27/hardliners-soft-brexit-tough-negotiate-properly


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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170725 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170725.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“why secretive trade deals will lead to corporate hijacks” - letter in FT about UK-US FTA et al. - https://business.facebook.com/globaljusticeuk/photos/a.10150437724892034.357836.6707857033/10155202172992034/ #brexit


If you thought chlorine-washed chicken was scary, wait until you see what else Liam Fox has planned for UK-US FTA - http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/chlorine-washed-chicken-liam-fox-trade-deal-us-ttip-deregulation-a7860706.html


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170724 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170724.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Slaves of Isis: the long walk of the Yazidi women - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/25/slaves-of-isis-the-long-walk-of-the-yazidi-women appalling tales…

Nettesheim-Gutachten: Bundesrat kann #CETA stoppen - https://www.mehr-demokratie.de/themen/stop-ttip-ceta-und-co/nettesheim-gutachten-ceta-12786/ it ain’t over yet…

A limiting factor on producing electricity in a warming world? Water. - https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/07/a-potential-climate-change-consequence-not-enough-cool-water-for-power-plants/ #water is the ultimate resource

Trump: UK-US trade deal could be ‘big and exciting’ - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40716317 he means big for US poultry farms… #chlorinechicken #brexit

What is wrong with chlorinated chicken - http://www.beuc.eu/blog/what-is-wrong-with-chlorinated-chicken/ excellent, calm explanation of why chlorine chicken is health risk #brexit

EU attacks Fox’s ‘ignorant’ remarks on chlorinated chicken - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/25/brussels-attacks-liam-foxs-ignorant-remarks-chlorinated-chicken-eu-trade-deal-us “accused Fox of failing to understand the implications”

"Irish won’t be happy about chlorinated chicken crossing border said to be northern Irish chicken. So there will have to be a border."

Tory MPs call for action to avert post-#Brexit ports gridlock - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/25/tory-mps-call-for-action-to-avert-post-brexit-ports-gridlock their genius solution? “widen roads” hahahahahahaha

As a British EU negotiator, I can tell you that #Brexit is going to be far worse than anyone could have guessed - http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/brexit-eu-negotiator-europe-euratom-airline-safety-negotiations-theresa-may-worse-anyone-guessed-a7858586.html

I used to think that #brexit's total long-term cost to UK would be ~ £100 billion.  I now reckon it will be £1000 billion - at least…



tell Fox to get a UK trade deal with the US that represents everyone and not just big business. open letter here: https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/campaigns/trump_trade_deal

Sleeping Monster: The Trade in Services Agreement (#TiSA) and the Supply Chain - http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/07/sleeping-monster-trade-services-agreement-tisa-supply-chain.html indeed, still going on


Monday, 24 July 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170723 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170723.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Business secretary to announce investment in battery technology - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jul/24/business-secretary-to-announce-investment-in-battery-technology some sensible policies at last… #UK #renewables

Rome facing water rationing as Italy suffers driest spring for 60 years - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/24/rome-water-rationing-italy-suffers-driest-spring-60-years-fountain the reality of #climatechange

US trade deal could hinge on Britons eating chlorinated chickens - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/23/us-trade-deal-could-hinge-chickens/ oh look, as we predicted would happen #brexit

As secretive UK-USA trade ‘negotiations’ begin, government accused of massive big business bias - http://www.globaljustice.org.uk/news/2017/jul/24/secretive-uk-usa-trade-negotiations-begin-government-accused-massive-big-business #brexit


Revealed: the insidious creep of pseudo-public space in London - https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jul/24/revealed-pseudo-public-space-pops-london-investigation-map growing problem


Australia to expand commercial fishing in marine sanctuaries - https://www.newscientist.com/article/2141613-australia-to-expand-commercial-fishing-in-marine-sanctuaries/ #australia goes from bad to worse #shame

Brexit economy: sterling fall hits public finances and fails to boost trade - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/24/brexit-economy-sterling-fall-hits-public-finances-and-fails-to-boost-trade another #brexit lie dismantled…


Sunday, 23 July 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170722 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170722.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

the #Brexit banking exodus May told us couldn’t happen? - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/21/brexit-banking-exodus-theresa-may-morgan-stanley “like all Brexit-related fiascos, not being confronted”

How the Swedish administration leaked EU’s secure STESTA intranet to Russia, then tried glossing over it - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/07/swedish-administration-tried-glossing-leaking-eus-secure-stesta-intranet-russia/

In Xinjiang, police have set up checkpoints to ensure that government-mandated “Jingwang” spyware is installed - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/07/xinjiang-china-police-set-checkpoints-ensure-government-mandated-jingwang-spyware-installed/

The dream of Polish tech entrepreneurship is almost over - https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/23/the-dream-of-polish-tech-entrepreneurship-is-almost-over/ sadly #poland

Mammoth effort: Sri Lankan navy rescues two elephants washed out to sea - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/23/sri-lanka-navy-rescues-two-elephants well done, them


Saturday, 22 July 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 1707121 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170721.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The quiet successes of #Brexit - https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/07/the-quiet-successes-of-brexit/ the most delusional brexit piece I have read (so far); wrong on every point

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 1707120 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170720.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


New Lobby Group Tied to #Brexit Climate Science Deniers and Koch Industries Pushes for Deregulation in Europe - https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/07/20/new-lobby-group-tied-brexit-climate-science-deniers-and-koch-industries-pushes-deregulation-europe


Thursday, 20 July 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170719 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170719.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trump is now attacking his own administration, including Jeff Sessions - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/19/donald-trump-jeff-sessions-recusal this just gets better and better

No-deal #Brexit would spawn ‘legal morass and economic disaster’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/20/no-deal-brexit-would-spawn-legal-morass-and-economic-disaster obvious to everyone except nutter #brexiters

Trump supporters still fixate on Clinton as mood darkens - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/20/donald-trump-support-base-hillary-clinton-hatred-pennsylvania trump voters are such utter morons

Plastic pollution risks ‘near permanent contamination of natural environment’ - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/19/plastic-pollution-risks-near-permanent-contamination-of-natural-environment we need plastic-chomping bacteria

Communication on Digital transformation of health and care in the context of the #DSM - http://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2017-3 #eu

#China’s Jack Ma has penetrated the Trump administration — and he knows what he wants - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/josh-rogin/wp/2017/07/19/chinas-jack-ma-has-penetrated-the-trump-administration-and-he-knows-what-he-wants/ very interesting #alibaba

China’s Clean Energy Powers Up - http://www.caixinglobal.com/2017-07-19/101118768.html more please

Asia’s coal-fired power boom ‘bankrolled by foreign governments & banks’ - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/20/asias-coal-fired-power-boom-bankrolled-by-foreign-governments-and-banks #japan & #china mostly to blame, it seems


House of Lords Committee on Political Polling and Digital Media has today published its call for evidence - http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/political-polling-digital-media/

Putting together the pieces of the Chinese #VPN jigsaw puzzle - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/07/putting-together-pieces-chinese-vpn-jigsaw-puzzle/ it’s…complicated #censorship #china

Britons in Europe ‘face huge loss’ if EU and UK cannot agree on rights - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/20/britons-europe-huge-loss-eu-uk-rights-free-movement an utter mess, cause by #brexit bigots…

Son of Cecil the lion killed by trophy hunter - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/20/son-of-cecil-the-lion-killed-by-trophy-hunter these people are deeply sick…